The Ecology Center is perhaps best known for our local, service-oriented work. But as we’ve created infrastructure and piloted projects, we have frequently found ourselves at government’s door, advocating for policy changes that would stop harmful practices and allow our positive, local solutions to scale up. Even in this jaded age of low government expectations,… Read more »
The Natural Resources Committee of the California Assembly voted yesterday to move forward three bills that would place restrictions on fracking. The yes votes came from the five Democrats sitting on the committee. Nancy Skinner (serving the East Bay in the 15th District), Mark Stone (serving Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties in the 29th District),… Read more »
Several fracking bills are making their way through California’s legislative process, but the one to support is AB 1301 (Bloom). This bill would place a moratorium on fracking and offers the strongest protection for our water, climate and health. AB 1301 is up for a vote before the Natural Resources Committee this Monday, April 29th.… Read more »
The mayors of Berkeley and Richmond announced today that they are committed to divesting city funds and pension investments from fossil fuel companies. This follows San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimous vote on Tuesday to urge their $16 billion pension fund to divest from fossil fuels. It’s an exciting moment for the fossil fuels divestment… Read more »
Last week the federal government released a draft Climate Assessment, which unequivocally states that climate change is already impacting Americans. Rising temperature, increased rainfall, drought and floods in different areas, along with rising sea level from melting arctic ice and glaciers all will continue, becoming more frequent and intense. These are the direct impacts of… Read more »
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